If you love the idea of ice skating, then come to the O’Brien Group Arena (previously known as the Medibank Icehouse) in the popular Melbourne suburb, the Docklands.
This Olympic size ice rink is one of Australia’s largest ice skating rinks; featuring a huge arena for ice skating lovers.
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This venue is also home to many sports and events. Here, you can get lessons on several ice based sports and games; including figure skating, ice hockey and curling.
The rink includes a café, known as Igloo Café, which serves a range of refreshing drinks and light snacks. Those looking for an upscale venue can drink and dine at the St Moritz Bar – a perfect choice for corporate gatherings, private functions and kid’s birthday parties.
The O’Brien Group Arena is also a popular venue for ice hockey tournaments and ice-based athletic sports; home of the Australian Olympic Winter Institute. There are lessons and programs for all enthusiastic individuals who want to learn skating or ice hockey.
For first time skaters, you can hire an aid to help you get around the ice, and head to the rink on a Tuesday for discounted admission (outside of school holidays).
To get to the O’Brien Group Arena, there are a number of trams which travel to Waterfront City. Catch the #70 Tram from Flinders Street, the #86 Tram from Bourke Street, or the city circle tram. Alight at Waterfront City. Walk along Docklands Drive and turn left at Pearl River Rd. Walk approximately 350 metres until you reach the venue.